Posted at: 3/31/2010 01:39:00 PM .
My title might be slightly off when I call these hidden secrets, because this is in fact public information. The reason I call them hidden is because many people, even native New Yorkers, don't know about them.
If you are willing to wait until the day of a show, you will often find the tickets for half price or less. While this makes it more difficult to plan your vacation with the risk of a show you want being sold out, it also helps to save you money if you're flexible.
When Rent first came out, they always reserved the first two rows until a few hours before showtime when they would sell the tickets for $20. Thanks to it's popularity, other Broadway shows have embraced similar ideas. Playbill keeps a current list of shows that offer deals, student rush, and standing room only seating. Many of these shows offer tickets for under $30.
Another option for discounted Broadway shows is the TDF TKTS Booth which sells tickets for 25-50% off same day shows.
Please stay tuned for future travel tips. They will all be tagged with the "travel" label. If you know deals in a city near you, please feel free to email them to me.